Minding Crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year; O’Brien Receives Order Of Merit Award

by | 11.08.2016 | 6:28pm
Champion Minding and jockey Ryan Moore overcame a troubled trip and drew off to win the 2016 G1 Investec Oaks

Five times a Group 1 winner in 2016, 3-year-old filly Minding has been named Cartier's Horse of the Year for 2016, according to sportinglife.com. The Coolmore partners-owned daughter of Galileo, trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, posted wins in the QIPCO 1,000 Guineas, Investec Oaks, Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes, Qatar Nassau Stakes and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Crowned last year as the Cartier 2-year-old filly, Minding also took home this year's 3-year-old filly award.

Trainer Aidan O'Brien, who posted a record 22 Group 1 victories this year, including a historic one-two-three finish in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was honored with the Order of Merit Award. His trainees, all owned by the same Coolmore partners, brought home a record five of the eight Cartier awards this season: Minding's two awards, plus Found in the Older Horse category, Order of St George in the Stayer category, and Churchill in the 2-Year-Old Colt category.

Other award recipients were Lady Aurelia in the 2-Year-Old Filly category, Almanzor as 3-Year-Old Colt, and Quiet Reflection in the Top Sprinter category.

Read more at sportinglife.com.

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